List of internet event Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII

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This is a reverse-chronological list of event Pokémon distributions that were given away via the internet to Pokémon games in Generation VIII. An active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is not required to claim Mystery Gifts on Nintendo Switch games.

List of event Pokémon

Hidden Ability Galarian Pokémon

These Galarian Pokémon with their Hidden Abilities were distributed in the weeks before the release of the first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass; The Isle of Armor. Each Pokémon distribution was also complemented with a separate item distribution. Each distribution lasted exactly a week, with the event changing Thursday at 5:00 PM PDT, except for the Meowth, which ended the day before the release of the expansion.

Galarian Meowth

#052 Meowth
Galarian Form
/
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 15 052Meowth-Galar.png
Type:
Steel Unknown
Ability: Unnerve
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Pay Day
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Nintendo Switch Online online June 11 to 16, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution
Hidden Ability Meowth Gift
You got Meowth!

Galarian Corsola

#222 Corsola
Galarian Form
/
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 15 222Corsola-Galar.png
Type:
Ghost Unknown
Ability: Cursed Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Astonish
Ghost Physical
Disable
Normal Status
Spite
Ghost Status
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Nintendo Switch Online online June 4 to 11, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution
Hidden Ability Corsola Gift
You got Corsola!

Galarian Ponyta

#077 Ponyta
Galarian Form
/
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 15 077Ponyta-Galar.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Ability: Anticipation
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Confusion
Psychic Special
Fairy Wind
Fairy Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Nintendo Switch Online online May 28 to June 4, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution
Hidden Ability Ponyta Gift
You got Ponyta!

Galarian Mr. Mime

#122 Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
/
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 15 122Mr. Mime-Galar.png
Type:
Ice Psychic
Ability: Ice Body
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Copycat
Normal Status
Encore
Normal Status
Ice Shard
Ice Physical
Confusion
Psychic Special
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Nintendo Switch Online online May 21 to 28, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
Distribution
Hidden Ability Mr. Mime Gift
You got Mr. Mime!

Gigantamax Meowth

The booklet with the instructions to obtain Meowth

This Meowth with a Gigantamax Factor could be received in Pokémon Sword and Shield via Mystery Gift from November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020. This Meowth has a special G-Max Move called G-Max Gold Rush and cannot evolve into Persian.

#052 Meowth Dynamax icon.png /
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 5 052Meowth.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability: Pickup
Held item: None
ID: (Player's)
OT: (Player's)
Met: an online present (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Classic Ribbon Classic Ribbon
Fake Out
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Slash
Normal Physical
Pay Day
Normal Physical
Games Method Location Duration
SwSh Nintendo Switch Online online November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Distribution

Gigantamax Meowth Gift
You got Meowth!

See also


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Gen VII (3DSSwitch) • Gen VIIIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes
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